M.S. in Cyber Security 


A Practical and Financially Rewarding Option for Adults Seeking a Stable and Exciting Career

Please Note: The Application Deadline for the Fall 2021 semester is August 1st

The Katz School of Science and Health Master of Science in Cybersecurity is a unique and rigorous graduate program designed to help you enter the exciting and lucrative field of cybersecurity. Through this 30-credit master’s degree, you will develop the technological and managerial expertise to plan, implement, manage, support, monitor and audit cybersecurity posture of Information Technology infrastructure in modern organizations. You will master state-of-the-art technologies and practices, and you’ll receive hands-on experience including threat mitigation, detection, and defense.

Cyber security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect a company’s computer networks and systems. They keep constant tabs on threats and monitor their organization’s networks for any breaches in security. A typical cyber security analyst job description includes installing, configuring, managing and supporting various cybersecurity tools including but not limited to firewalls, data leakage protection, anti-virus, end-point protection, encryption tools, identifying vulnerabilities, reporting breaches or weak spots, researching IT trends, educating the rest of the company on security—and even simulating security attacks to find potential vulnerabilities.

Cyber security analysts will also plan for malicious activities, developing incident response playbooks, creating contingency plans that the company will implement in case of a compromise company IT infrastructure and critical assets. Since cyber attackers are constantly using new toolsand strategies, cyber security analysts need to stay informed about the emerging security threats to mount a strong defense. Additionally, information security professionals may assist in educating and informing members of an organization about security risks and best practices to protect company resources. Even the most technically sound and secure systems can be compromised by a malicious user.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistic, employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 31 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Demand for information security analysts is expected to be very high. Cyberattacks have grown in frequency, and analysts will be needed to come up with innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or creating problems for computer networks.

Degree Facts

  • 10 courses, 2 courses per semester, 5 semesters to completion
  • Classes conveniently offered on 2 weeknights in ninety-minutes sessions between the hours of 7:00-10:15
  • Earn three industry-standard certifications
  • Entire program offered live-online.
  • Men’s-only cohort

Tuition

  • Tuition for the 10-course master’s degree is $25,000.
  • $495 fee for the Bridge Course.
  • Tech Fees are $3,000.
  • Total investment is $28,495.

Financial Aid

At the graduate level, aid is available in the form of loans. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be completed online at https://www.fafsa.ed.gov. The Katz School’s FAFSA school code is 002903.

The Katz School offers a payment-plan option as well.

Employment

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistic, employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 31 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Demand for information security analysts is expected to be very high. Cyberattacks have grown in frequency, and analysts will be needed to come up with innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or creating problems for computer networks.

Salary information is available at this link.

Why It Works

  • Evening courses, so you can work full-time while completing your degree.
  • Top-notch industry faculty who know every student by name.
  • Great field for frum men.
  • Career support and professional networking opportunities.
  • Opportunities to gain industry experience through internships and fieldwork.
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